UPDATE: Two Fires Burning In Walnut Creek – Smoke Drifting Throughout The County

May 6, 2021 16:11 pm · 10 comments

Two fires are currently burning in Walnut Creek right now (Thursday, 4:10 p.m.).

Thanks to Paul for the following report:

Castle Hill Rd. and Arbol Grande, in south Walnut Creek. Explosion and fire reports from multiple callers, coming in to ConFire dispatch, right now.

Update 1: Fire has spread to an adjacent building. WCPD are evacuating all adjacent buildings.

Update 2: Second alarm called.

Update 3: Ember cast is starting additional fires, downwind of the main fire.

Update 4: 1355 Creekside (second fire) exterior fire, structure response dispatched. Evacuations are underway.

UPDATE: All fires have been extinguished.
Ricardoh May 6, 2021 at 4:23 PM

Embers must have blown across main street. That’s not good.

BOOYAH! May 6, 2021 at 5:02 PM

Looks like embers flew across the freeway.

badge1104 May 6, 2021 at 4:44 PM

I’m practically between the two, and heard all the commotion but did not know what was going on. So I checked with Claycord!
And there was…. You were already on the story!!!! Claycord.com is always on top of everything! Thank you thank you!

Creekside Grease May 6, 2021 at 5:21 PM

Embers blew across I 680…

Aunt Barbara May 6, 2021 at 5:27 PM

Walnut Creek Fire Department is the best! xo

Janus May 7, 2021 at 12:26 AM

You mean ConFire is the best.

WC---Creeker May 7, 2021 at 6:43 AM

BAAQMD will reprimand the property owners via letters from one of the many attorneys on staff and suggest house fires should be banned due to the particulate matter they produce.

Cellophane May 7, 2021 at 6:50 AM

I’m glad that no one was injured.

I am delighted to hear of the two teens who helped evacuate the home.

Our local firefighters are always the heroes. Doing a great job is just normal for them.

Lori R May 7, 2021 at 8:51 AM

Did the very loud booms have anything to do with these fires? There were about 6 or 7 of them that I heard in Walnut Creek last evening.

WC Resident May 7, 2021 at 9:21 AM

The booms were from oxygen tanks. The first house that caught on fire was being used as a care home for elderly residents/patients. Fortunately, there was no injuries to residents or staff.

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